Major new gTLD applicant moves to protect against domain name abuses
LEESBURG, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Architelos, Inc., a domain name industry consulting and managed services provider, announced today that Top Level Domain Holdings Limited (TLDH), a major new gTLD applicant will implement NameSentry, the domain name abuse detection and mitigation service for gTLDs awarded to TLDH.
NameSentry is a patent-pending and SaaS-based application that enables TLDs to protect themselves and ultimately the end-user against phishing, malware, spam, botnets and other types of abuse. NameSentry provides both aggregate and drill-down views of abusive domain names, and automates abuse polices and procedures. Time-consuming manual verification, notification and mitigation steps have been completely routinized to reduce time of harm. NameSentry monitors over 200 top-level domains currently.
“The new gTLD program demands a greater duty of care by registries against abuse. We want our customers and people on the Internet to know that our top-level domains are safe and secure,” said Antony Van Couvering, CEO of TLDH. “We’re working with NameSentry because they we can go beyond what ICANN mandates, in a very automated way. We have pretty comprehensive anti-abuse policies, but NameSentry makes them a lot easier to implement and measure.”
“We are delighted to count TLDH as a client of NameSentry,” said Architelos founder and CEO Alexa Raad. “Antony has been a driving force in the industry and the new gTLD program, so it is significant for us to be selected by a market maker such as TLDH.”
About Top Level Domain Holdings Limited
Top Level Domain Holding is a publicly traded holding company listed on the London AIM market. The company is focused on the new top-level domain space. Top-level domains, such as .com, run by VeriSign (NASDAQ: VRSN), and .biz, run by Neustar (NYSE: NSR), are regulated by ICANN. ICANN has announced plans to expand the number of top-level domains. TLDH is making targeted investments in this space, focusing on both infrastructure technologies and specific top-level domains.
About Architelos, Inc.
Architelos, Inc. provides strategic consulting and managed services for clients in the Domain Name System (DNS). The Architelos team of executives is unique in having over 30 years of experience, and a track record in building, launching and managing multi-million name gTLDs. Clients include new as well as existing generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) and Country Code (ccTLD) registries. Architelos has locations in Leesburg, VA, Los Angeles (LA), Toronto and Dublin, as well as data centers in Toronto and LA. For more info follow @Architelos on Twitter and Facebook.
Source: Architelos, Inc.